Planning a birthday party, especially a girl's 16th, is a fun, exciting activity, that is sometimes also daunting. This is a guide about 16th birthday party ideas for girls.
Here are questions related to 16th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls.
I'm turning 16 soon and my parents don't exactly have a lot of money to spend for my birthday because my little brother's birthday is a week after mine. What should I do that is inexpensive and yet something fun I can actually get to enjoy and remember?
By Katelyn P.
A birthstone ring?
I'm turning 16 on September 18th and I live in Florida. I'm not sure what to do and how many friends to invite. It will be all girls because I don't think any guys would come. Any suggestions?
By Nicole L.
My 16th birthday is in a few weeks (July 2) and I still haven't planned anything. I would like to have many friends over (boys and girls), but I also want to do something that is inexpensive. Please help!
By Kristen A.
By Claire Gallaher06/29/2014
Scavenger hunt for fun things around town or at a mall or just within your property!
My 16th birthday party is coming up and I need a few ideas on what to do. There's only going to be a few people and it's mainly girls, but a couple of guys are coming as well. I was thinking an expensive dinner at a fancy restaurant, renting out a house that you can decorate it however you want, bring food, play games, dance, play, music etc. However, my dad is building up my backyard to have a fire pit and I don't want to hurt his feelings and not use it when he made it his goal to finish it before my birthday so that we could hang out back there. Anyone have any ideas of what I should do?
By Katelynn O.
By Jayda D.05/16/2014
You could have a house party with all your friends and family. Plan a lot of games that any age can play.
I turn 16 in July. I have most people coming in a hall, but I don't know what to do and I don't want it to be all dressy like MTV. I need ideas so my guests don't get bored.
By Courtney.t from glen alpine, NSW
Any good 16th bday party ideas? I'd like it to be unique and not involve massive amounts of people drinking at my house. I have lots of friends who are polar opposites and get a bit antsy. They also don't really know each other and I have a mesh of guys and girls. Any ideas would be awesome!
By Sadie E.
I turn 16 August 1st and I am unsure of what to do for my birthday, any ideas?
By Emily H
By Katelynn O. 04/19/2014
It depends on what you would like to do and how many people you are planning to invite! Is it all girls or a mixture? Do you want to spend a lot of money or have a decent but inexpensive party? Details would be nice!
I'm turning 16 in March and have no idea what to do. I have considered a bon fire or maybe going to a indoor pool, but I'm so lost. I will have about 10 other friends there at the most. I would like it to be somewhat cheap for my parent's budget.
I want it to be super fun and something I will never forget. Any ideas or suggestions? I would like to do something outside, but with the weather, I'm not sure.
By Sabrina from Mt.Vernon, MO
By Louise B. 02/09/2014
I personally think that it is the friends you spend the event with rather than the "stuff" you do that makes the time special. The simplest things can be the best fun. Both of your ideas sound like fun. Perhaps you could do both. I always think that spending time around a campfire, talking, roasting hotdogs, making s'mores, etc. is a wonderful time. Perhaps one of your friends knows how to play a guitar and you can have a sing-a-long. That is always fun.
I'm turning 16 soon, and I would love to do something fun with my friends. My birthday is in late February and I'm in Southern California. I want to bring about 3-5 friends and since times are hard, it's $200 all together.
It's mixed boy and girl. I need to think about weather. My dad will pay for them depending on how much, and they'd pitch in to help as well. So yeah, please help. Thanks (:
By Jennifer G.
My 16th birthday is coming up. My party has to be cheap and at my house in winter. I don't know what I should do for my party. I don't even know how many people I am inviting. I'm a tomgirl so it can't be very girly. Please help me with some ideas.
By Elizabethfrom NE
By lexi loo02/20/2014
You could do a bonfire in your backyard! For my sweet sixteen my parents rented out 3 fire pits (which are inexpensive) and my guests could be either in my basement or outside in the winter without getting cold. Everyone loved it! There was no theme we all just hung out and had fun! A plus we got to wear whatever so that made it easy for everyone (and made the guys especially happy that they didn't have to dress up). And since I was on a budget we ordered pizza and got a variety of deserts and chips from Walmart.
As for a cake we made it ourself because it's more fun and really inexpensive! We put on the radio for music and the most expensive thing we got was a photobooth which was around $150 but definitely worth it! Not that many people have a party like this, they're usually upscale so a lot of people enjoyed it and thought it was "very unique".
I am looking for ideas for my birthday party, including the dress code, color, and the theme of the party.
I'm having a sweet sixteen in April and it will be around income tax time so money is not an issue. I want to invite 30-40 friends, boys and girls. But I don't know what would be fun activities for us to play because they each like something different. I don't know where to have it at either. I live in a decent sized town. I'm a girl in need of help.
By Timysha F.
My party is on the first of February, and I want to have a big celebration. The problem with that is I can't have an expensive party. People of both genders will be invited. I'm open to just about anything unique and fun. Does anyone have any ideas?
By Kelsey Y.
I wanna have a really good 16th birthday party that everyone will remember and were they will have fun! I just need help figuring out what we could all do. My birthday is January 21st, but I'm having my party the 17th of January. Help!
By Nina H
I'm turning 16 at the end of the week. My parents want a detailed party plan from the moment guests arrive to the moment they leave. I'm going with a "Summer Evening" theme, and there's gonna be about 20 people. Any ideas?
By Klaudia Z.
What are some good, fun, exciting, unusual places to have your 16th bday that would be remembered forever?
By Brittany M
My 16th birthday is coming up and I have no idea what to do. I have had a party the last 2 years. I want to do something with my friends, but it has to be affordable. If you have any ideas please tell.
By Adrianna from CO
I am having my 16th birthday party in 2 and a half weeks and I have no clue what activities to do! It is just going to be a simple thing at my house with like five friends, but they keep telling me I need to do something somewhat big. So far we are going to do smores outside over a fire and play bunco so any ideas are welcome.
Thank you in advance.
My birthday is in 3 weeks, and I can't think of anything to do for my party.
By Kaylee from Groves, TX
I really need some ideas for my birthday, it's next week on November 15. I want to really have an exciting unforgettable birthday!
By Briana M
My twin and I are turning 16 next week and next weekend we're having a party. So far, we know who we are going to invite and where the main part of it will be. There will be about 13 people in all, if everyone shows up. And we're planning a bonfire (my twin's idea). My twin wants me to think of something to do also. (We are both girls.)
What else would 15/16 year olds like to do?
My birthday is in less than a month and I need some ideas on what to do to celebrate. I was thinking maybe a hotel party, but I'm not too sure about it. Any ideas on what I should do? I'm not really into having a party though.
I'll be 16 in a couple weeks and I'm really excited. I love having the attention! I'm not really sure what to do. I live in New Mexico now in a really small town and have a lot of friends here and in Arizona. I have an option to stay here for my birthday and do something really small and affordable (low cost) or I can go to Arizona for a few days for my birthday weekend and see old friends, but idk what I'd do either way? any ideas?
By Asha S.
I'm turning 16 in November. Where I live it's gonna be quite cold. I have no idea what to do. Ideas?
By Caitlinn A.
I don't have many friends and I don't really want to do anything for my birthday. What's something fun and creative I can do for my 16th birthday? Please help, it's a week from today!
By Victoria V.
I was born in America, but grew up in Ireland. Everyone thinks that seeing as I'm kind of a yank and turning 16 is huge over there I should do something biggish for my 16th in March. It is 6 months away, I'm just not sure what to do. Having sleepovers, going to town for the day, going to the cinema, or going to discos are always done for everyone's birthday every year. I'd love to do something different, something new. There would be 10 people including me (all girls). I would really appreciate any ideas, because I really can't think of anything! And if possible, the less it costs the better.
By Bláthnaid F.
By elle 10/22/2013
How about a spa pampering party? You can assemble the materials ahead of time. Google for DIY facial recipes, etc. Then do each others makeup and hair and pose for your own Glamour Shots!
I'm having a sweet 16 in 3 weeks and I have no idea what food I should serve or what I should do.
By Amanie from NSW
I am turning 16 on Halloween and I really don't know what to do because there's school. But I wanna have a party or go out with friends and family can you please help me?
I'm turning 16 in about 2 weeks. I have no money to spend, but I'm trying to make it fun. I'm having about 25 girls over and I want it to be just a fun hang out kind of thing, but don't want it be boring. I was thinking some games we could play would be fun, but I don't know any games to play. Any ideas?
By Koki F.
By Paul Wilson 10/08/2013
How about a costume contest? Or have your friends bring clothes that can be cut up and make zombie outfits and practice for halloween. Add popcorn and scary movies and outdoor christmas lights! The 18 year old next door did this and it was the best party ever!
My oldest daughter is turning 16 in a week and she wants to have a party. We don't have a very big house and also don't have a lot of money. She has a list of about 17 people, boys and girls. Any ideas?
By Carlene V from Coeur d'Alene, ID
By ShirleyE 10/11/2013
Get the guests to come early with their make-up bags and they can all do each other's hair and make-up as a warm up to the party. Then just provide loud music and plenty of pizza and burgers. Maybe have a fashion show where they can strut their stuff up and down the room.
My 16th birthday is in a month and two days and we plan to have a party on November 1st, which is two days after my birthday. My mom wants me to get ideas for a party and I want both friends and family there, but it has to be cool. I have no ideas on what to do. Help please.
By Katelyn R
So, I know it sounds a little bit childish, but why not. I'm having a superhero themed sixteenth birthday party for my birthday this year.
I've got almost everything, like Batman invites, Superman plates, and the Hulk cake. I just need some activities that my friends (15-17) will enjoy and that will make this a party to remember.
Can you please help me?
By Zoe Bree
My friend and I are both turning 16 and want to have a joint party. We are on a very limited budget and can only invite 20-30 people. I was thinking about like, a scavenger hunt in two teams each with a different birthday girl and we end up meeting in the same place, but I'm not sure she would go for it. I think she wants a more elegant dinner type thing, but I'm not sure that we can afford it. Help!
By Tia xx
By Louise B. 09/18/2013
This sounds like a very nice idea. There is no reason you could not end with something elegant. I'd suggest, however, something less formal, as 16 year old boys are not into "elegant". I am sure they would much prefer burgers. You could do sliders (tiny makes it elegant), and how about birthday cupcakes arranged on tiered plates, with iced tea in lovely glasses.
I am having a 16th birthday party and I can't pick a theme. Do you have any ideas? I think I might have my party at my local community center, but I am not sure. I also need ideas on games, food, and well everything; it's in two months and I have no idea what I want. Please help!
So I don't really want to have a big party. I would rather have fewer friends over and do something special that I will remember. My birthday is a week after Halloween so its usually cold where I live.
My birthday is in October and I am going to be 16. I need help, I am having a limo and a party, but I need something to do before that. Could you please help me? I am stuck.
By Georgia L from Llandudno, Wales
I'm having my sweet 16 in two months and I still need to come up with ideas. The main theme is Murder Mystery. I want to have a nice dinner that ends up in us having to solve a mystery. It doesn't have to be a murder mystery, but a mystery of some sort. I'd like to keep it cheap.
By glimmer62 09/02/2013
You could use a boxed game set, ($20 on Amazon, as low $3 on ebay). You could try your local book store or Goodwill for these as well. Make your invitations, ask people to dress as their character, instant party. Do you have a favorite mystery you've read? That could work also.
I am turning 16 in February and it is going to be cold. I am planning a girl and boys party and I am not a girl girl. I want my party to be great fun and memorable, something that my friends will never forget. I don't know if I want my party to be in February or just wait until the summer to have my party. So I need help on themes and games. Please help!
By Kathleen M from Finksburg, MD
By Klasee Jade G.12/01/2013
I am having a 16th birthday in February also. If everything goes as planned I'm going to rent out a space and have a giant party with everyone i know. but I am doing it with my sister for her 15th birthday but we will each have our entrance and what not. I am still worried about how its gonna turn out but oh well.
I just wanna ask for ideas. I don't have any idea of what theme I should go with. Can you suggest a theme that is related to my sweet sixteen birthday? and what is cool?
I am planning a sweet 16 in December and need ideas for what you could do in the cold weather! I have a lot of friends and I want them to not be bored. Please help.
My birthday is September first and it lands on Labor Day weekend. My parents said I could do whatever I want, they even said I could throw a party. But I'm not the party type. My mom then suggested I go out with a few of my friends for dinner and movies. That sounded really nice except I have friends that I'm close to that either don't know each other or they don't like each other. And I really don't want any drama on my birthday. Please help me with some ideas on where to go or on what to do, I can invite I think around 5-7 friends. Thank you, your help is much appreciated.
I am turning sixteen in a few months. I really want to do something small, like go out with four of my close friends, but I have no idea what to do. I don't want to have a sleepover, because we have sleepovers literally every week! Any ideas?
By Izzi V.
By Louise B. 08/14/2013
Why don't you investigate going to live theatre or something like that, which you couldn't do with a group. Perhaps you could even take a trip to a nearby city, if you live in a small center or in the country, to attend this event. Combined with a dinner or lunch out at a nice bistro or upscale cafe, this would be very nice for girls your age. As well, most restaurants will have the staff bring out cake and sing happy birthday if you let them know it is that kind of party, and that is pretty special!
I am having a 16th in early September and I am not sure what to do. I have some ideas: dance party, scavenger hunt, things like that, but I am still unsure. And I can't spend too much. Any ideas?
I am having my 16th birthday at a park with different sport activities, if anyone wants to play. But I need more ideas on what to do at my party. Any ideas?
By Alexis B
Have you thought about a movie night at home? Get some snacks and a bunch of movies you guys can just wear pjs and have blankets. And make it a sleep over.
Or you could do make overs with your friends, like you can get those little packs of face masks for really cheap and do each others nails and make up. Then take s bunch of pictures of each other and do a fashion show or something like that. You can blast music or make it like a spa up to you.
Crafting or baking party there are so many things you can do for very low cost well good luck and happy birthday.
My sixteenth birthday is coming up in a few months and I have no idea what to do, I'm not like most girly girls so I would prefer more of a club type atmosphere or anything that involves dancing. Any ideas on places in Durban where I can make this happen? Thanks.
I'm having my sweet 16th in a week and a half and its going to be a gangsta paradise theme, but I'm not sure what kind of activities to do. Please help!
I'm just starting to plan my 16th. It's about two months away in early September. I'ts going to be a superhero and super villain party and I need some really good food ideas. Any advice would be great.
By Kara K
By Nikki Q06/23/2013
- virgin cocktails with names like hulk smash, thor's hammer, and black widow.
- get creative with cheese, grapes, pretzels, and more to make superhero symbol crackers
-order pizzas and ask them to arrange the toppings in superhero/villain symbols
- make rice crispy bites and put flags in them that say "pop" "smash" "crack" and the like.
I want something good for my birthday party, but I don't know what to have. I want to invite 10 friends.
I am having my birthday at a gym, we have a photo booth and will be playing volleyball. I need ideas for other activities to do, there will be people of all ages. Any ideas?
I'm 15 turning 16 next week. I need some ideas that are quick to plan and for a moderate amount of money. I'm having my best friends over. I don't drink alcohol and my parents would never allow a house party. All my best friends are different and I want them all to have fun. I'm not sure what to do. I like to dance and sing, but some of my friends, I don't think would be up for karaoke or anything like that. I'm so lost. Any ideas based on the information I gave?
If it's not too late, my bday is quite the same. Although my bday is on April not next week, I was thinking of smores where I could sit around with friends and roast some marshmallows and have a fondue. Plus we just love to chat really! I was also thinking of where everyone has to have wear some kind of a medal (something around they're neck) and they have to try and not too say your name and if someone says your name, a person has to take it off them and the one with the most medals wins, you can decide on the prize.
I'm also having a game of beer pong and you can have yours without alcohol if you wish if any reason your not allowed or just want to keep it clean tbf. And you can have a competition of stack of cups after, i guess. So far that's all I can think of, but my family is thinking if doing sports for entertaiment but some of my friends and I are not keen on it!
I'm throwing a party for my triplets and they all have different party ideas. What are some ideas that they will all agree on?
By April C
By Lorraine 05/19/2013
I have no idea how you get any 16 year olds to agree. Maybe get 3 ideas from each person, write each 1 on piece of paper and put them (9 pieces) into a hat/bowl and
get them to pull out 1 each then put the 3 they pulled out into a hat and the one pulled out is the way to go.
I will be 16 soon and I want to do something for my birthday, but I don't want it to cost too much. Anyone got any ideas?
By Ethel Gerberick 04/30/2013
How about having a scavenger hunt. Have a selection of items they must find. You could take pictures in advance of items for them to locate. Ex.- a house with a missing shutter, a red door. Maybe this will give you an idea. Then when they return to the house have cake and ice cream.
I turn 16 next year and don't really have a set birthday party idea. I considered doing something at a local pavilion or club, but didn't know if that was too fancy for a boy's sixteenth birthday. My mom's willing to pay for anything I want. Any suggestions?
By Antwan R.
By mc4lifes 05/31/2012
How about having it at a community club, going out or a massive party? It's your birthday and your choice. How about getting your friends to help you plan?
What are some ideas for a 16th birthday party?
By Katelynn O. 04/19/2014
Get dressed up with a bunch of your friends and go out to an expensive dinner, have a hang out session at your house. Just decorate everything super cute, rent out a small little house and have your party there with decorations, music, food, and a photo booth.
There's so many things you can do. 16th birthday parties don't have to be a massive thing. Get your friends together and celebrate your birthday doing what you want to do. The party isn't what makes you have a great birthday, it's the people you choose to be around that makes all the difference.
My 16th birthday is coming up and I need ideas for my birthday party. I'm going to have it at my church's gym and invite around 30 friends. Any ideas for group games, activities, or any other fun things we could do?
By Emma F.
By javamom77 01/26/2012
If you can get a hold of a karaoke then you can have song competitions for the best imitation, funniest, & group effort.
- dance competition
- You could have a photo caption booth with a person taking pics or have a video camera ready for the guests to leave fun messages. This is also a great keepsake for the birthday girl.
I am turning 16 in March and I want to have a big party, but as of right now I can't think of a good theme for my party. I'm afraid anything I choose might be a disaster and I just can't decide. So if you have any good ideas I would love to hear them. Thank you.
By Caci from SC
I'm turning 16 in July my prom is also in July on the 15th, so I am having a prom theme party on the 22nd everyone thinks its a really good idea as they will get more wear out of their prom outfits :) if your not how about a theme maybe a fancy dress, or a themed fancy dress? Favorite celebs, singers, actors or Disney characters?
I need some frugal birthday ideas for my twins that are turning 16. A young man and a young woman. Please help!
By Deb from Cypress, CA
By Deb 04/17/2010
What a great Idea! Our Church would let us use the kitchen and we could have a "cook off" Girls vs Boys...good healthy "inexpensive" fun. Maybe we can make our own cake too!
I am having my 16th birthday party this Friday and I already have the main thing planned. I'm filling balloons with neon washable paints and putting black lights everywhere in my backyard to have a paint balloon fight with all my friends like in the movie "10 Things I Hate About You". It's going to be at night but my only problem is that its going to be about 39 degrees outside. Does anyone have any ideas to do in case its too cold or if we finish the fight early because the party is from 7-11p.
By Taylor from Houston, TX
By Gabriela 02/10/2010
I'm fifteen, and a good idea is to do a campfire, unless it's raining of course (: I did one at my last birthday party, and everyone really enjoyed it. It kept everyone calm while at the same time they had fun.
another idea is the simple games of truth or dare, apples to apples, twister, or you could make your own pizzas or something fun like that. good luck!
I am looking for food ideas (other then pizza) for a girls 16th birthday party. It's going to be held at an indoor pool. There will be about 6 to 8 teenagers and some adults. Any ideas on activities would be appreciated too.
Hilda from Hagerstown, MD
By Hilda Cooper 12/31/2008
Thanks everyone for your ideas. We went with a semi-Hawaiian theme. Fruit kabobs were a big hit because all the girls are so weight conscience even some of the young men. Teriyaki chicken kabobs. Cup cakes arranged in the number 16, instead of a traditional birthday cake. That way no extra plates or forks needed and they could grab them, go and wander around the pool. Good time had by all. Thanks again!
I'm having a sweet 16 party on November 9th, and it is going to be a dance party. I'm trying to think of how to decorate it because its going to be at my clubhouse in my neighborhood. I was thinking of black and dark pink colors or something like that. I was wondering what kind of party favors I could do that would not be to expensive. I found these cute invitations that look like tickets but I didn't know if that would be a good idea because it isn't a concert. So any opinions you have or any other help would be great. Thanks.
Alayna from Georgia
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I'm throwing a sweet 16 the 1st weekend in November (Saturday the 3rd, because my birthday is the 1st of November). It's going to be a dance party at my neighborhood club house and I'm not really sure if my party should have a theme or not. I'm trying to think of a cute centerpiece for the tables for when we eat dinner. Also I wasn't sure what I should serve for dinner or if I should just serve snacks. If you have any ideas please help me. Alayna from Dacula, GA
P.S. There is a "ready to use" cheese cake filling on the market in Ca. Check to see if it is available in your town. Would be easier than mixing for this recipe. (07/19/2007)
I am turning 16 this year and have no idea what to do for it. I am looking for lower budget ideas, themes are okay, and preferably for both guys and girls.
I need ideas for a sixteen year old birthday party. Not themes, but actual ideas as to what these young people can do without spending a fortune. Please help.
By Lucy Lu from WI
We usually play teams, but you can play 2 people, up to maybe six at a time (3 per team). The teams take turns tossing a Frisbee to try to hit the other team's pole or bottle, to knock the bottle off. If it hits the ground, it's 3 points to the throwing team. If someone on the other (catching) team catches it with two hands, it's one point for them; if they catch it with "one" hand, it's three points. First team to 21 wins. The thrower must stand behind the pole, not in front it it. We've had a lot of fun playing this. Good luck. (06/26/2009)
Also, bring their mothers over so they can join you. That way it'll be a mother/daughter party what a wonderful memory this would bring. Good luck. Here's a song to get the party going, Cindy Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." (06/26/2009)
I am looking for fun birthday party ideas for a Sweet Sixteen.
If you had enough people you could have a Team Jacob/Team Edward game time, whether it would be baseball game or some other game. You could have trivia for the Twilight series. You could watch the Twilight Movie. You could serve non-alcoholic red punch in plastic wine glasses. Red velvet cake. You could have Italian food-like Edward's family tried to feed Bella: pizza, salad, bread sticks or lasagna, salad, bread sticks.
Fun candy ideas: Candy Blood Bags from the Oriental Trading Company, on-line.
Since the Twilight book has an apple on the front, you could have a bowl of apples as a centerpiece for your table. New Moon has parrot tulips, so you could check the fake flower isle at Walmart or such. If you have the books or could borrow them, you could set up a mantel with the books. A fog machine would be cool. Of course for music the Twilight sound track (I'm sure one of your friends has it if you don't). If the birthday is after Halloween, hit Halloween clearances for vampire inspiration. Have fun. (10/09/2009)
Does anyone have any clever ideas for a birthday party/celebration for a girl turning 16? Thanks all.
I would like some 16th birthday party ideas.
By Lisa from Granite Falls, NC